Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) can improve your confidence as well as your profile. In addition to improving appearance, rhinoplasty can help many patients breathe more easily. Patients often travel to Fort Worth for rhinoplasty (nose surgery) at Fort Worth Plastic Surgery. Our patients choose rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons, including reducing or enhancing the size/shape of the nose, repairing damage caused by an injury, improving, or restoring breathing, or complementing another facial sculpting procedure, such as eyelid surgery or facelift.
Many surgeons prefer the open rhinoplasty approach during nose surgery because they can gain a better view and better access to the inside of the nose. The incision using this approach is made on the skin between the nostrils or under the nose near the nostrils. Once the incision is made, the skin is moved back to allow access to the internal structures. The incision lines, which heal nicely leaving scars barely visible, are small and usually measure between 2-3 mm.
The closed rhinoplasty technique is used on noses that have features that are easily corrected. It is commonly used when the tip of the nose has good shape and is not too long, too wide, over or under projected. The incision during this approach is not visible after surgery because it is made on the inside of the nose.